When a big news event goes down, it’s only a matter of time until comedians and plebs alike start cracking jokes, but I think pretty much everyone would agree that it’s far too soon to start making fun of the 8.9 earthquake that happened in Japan on Wednesday. Still, that didn’t stop comedian Gilbert Gottfried from making over twelve jokes about the catastrophe on his Twitter feed this weekend, not even a full week after it happened.
Don’t get me wrong: I love comedy as a means of catharsis, I think it’s one of the most important tools that we have as humans, but yo! They’re still finding dead bodies and attempting to rebuild over there. On top of that, the jokes aren’t remotely clever, original or interesting.
Do you find Gilbert Gottfried’s jokes about Japan to be offensive, or do you think that a little bit of brash humor is exactly what we need to get through this tragedy?